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Kristy Thirsk

Kristy Thirsk is a singer/songwriter/producer from Vancouver, Cananda. In the early 1990's she was the lead singer and collaborative songwriter in Juno Award winning band the Rose Chronicles. Rose Chronicles toured across Canada and parts of the U.S. Their first single was Awaiting Eternity which garnered Much music regular rotation and signifigant amount of commercial radio play. ROSE CHRONICLES had many number 1 singles on College radio in Canada, the U.S. and Overseas. Rose Chronicles had several tracks placed in major nettwerk television shows and some movies. They were known for their passionate performances with candles burning and Kristy spinning and stomping like a crazy bride in the vintage wedding dresses that became her signature look during her performances. Rose Chronicles broke up just after the release of their sophomore album called "happily ever after" which had another commercial radio single called "voice in jail".
During her years in Rose Chronicles Kristy was asked to add some vocal sounds to the then intstrumental electronic duo DELERIUM. Instead of just adding some sounds she ended up doing demo's in her basement on her 4 track with catchy melodies and lyrics and after Nettwerk Records and Delerium heard these two songs the marketting direction for the band changed. Flowers Become Screens and Incantation both became radio singles and soft hits across Canada and college radio in the U.S. Canada and Overseas. The video's for the two singles were added to heavy rotation on much music and both songs are still played on radio and in clubs worldwide. Kristy did not appear in either video's.
Both singles became big dance club songs in North America as well as Overseas.
Kristy contributed 5 songs to DELERIUM's follow up to Semantic Spaces which was called KARMA. KARMA went on to sell over one million cd's worldwide and the song SILENCE sung by Sarah Mclaughlin was a worldwide hit and club hit and is still a big song for many well known DJ"s in their sets. Kristy's song "heavens earth" was re mixed by Matt Darey and became a club anthem as well.
Kristy has continued to work with Delerium for the last 20 years and has contributed vocals and lyrics to all but one of their releases. The latest release "Music Box Opera" has two contributions from Kristy. Kristy also toured Europe with Delerium in 2007 as the only lead vocalist going as far as playing in Moscow, Russia.
In 2008 she toured along side Leigh Nash ( sixpense none the richer) as vocalists for the 2008 Delerium D-tour of North America.
Kristy has worked with and contributed vocals to several electronic artists such as Sleepthief, DFuse and Hiratzka and the track BLACK FLOWERS to Matt Darey's project called Urban Astronauts.
Kristy recorded her first solo album called SOUVENIR with acclaimed producer Eric Rosse ( Tori Amos, Lisa Marie Presley, Sara Baralis, Gavin Degraw) in 2001/2002 and released it in 2003 but many of the support for that record fell through and she was unable to tour for it though she has toured the west coast of the U.S. a few times as a solo artist.
From 2003 to 2007 Kristy had a lot of line up changes in her band and eventually decided to head to L.A. to write with people there. From 2005 to 2007 she wrote with several people and connected with Mike Hiratzka, a talented dj, producer, writer, engineer and programmer. When Kristy and Mike started working on music together there was an instant connection and songs and production idea's flowed freely during the process. Both Mike and Kristy played several instruments and sounds on the newly released PHOENIX album. Throughout the course of a year over several trips to L.A. they decided on the 13 songs currently featured on the PHOENIX album. The album was mixed by grammy winning producer/engineer Thom Russo in L.A.